Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Faculty Recital: Jessica Gilliam-Valls, double bass and Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano

7:30pm - 8:30pm CDT October 20, 2014

Alma Thomas Theater

The performance includes solo works by François Rabbath, Reinhold Glière, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Free and open to the public.


Jessica Gilliam-Valls, double bassist, studied at The Oberlin Conservatory, received a Masters of Music in Double Bass Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. She has shared the stage with a dozen orchestras including the Austin Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, Tosca Tango Orchestra, and Orqestra da Radio e Televisao Cultura in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she held the principal bass position. She appears regularly with chamber ensembles, jazz, tango and bluegrass bands, in studio recording sessions, on film soundtracks, television and radio jingles, and popular festival stages around the world. In addition to her position at Southwestern University, she is a faculty member at The Austin Chamber Music Center, The Girl’s School of Austin, and Huston-Tillotson University. An invited performer at the 2007, 2009 and 2011 International Society of Bassists Conventions, Gilliam-Valls is a regular guest artist and clinician at the North Texas Bass Camps, the Austin Chamber Music Workshop, the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, International Brazilian Bass Meeting, and the Victoria Bach Festival.



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